John Hagee is a blatant FALSE TEACHER. Regarding his heresies, in 2007, John Hagee wrote a book entitled, In Defense Of Israel. Blazing and bold unscriptural declarations were made by John Hagee regarding the Lord Jesus’ personal claims!
Some might think John Hagee advertized his book that way as a publicity stunt to draw attention to it, but even that would show Hagee was willing to jeopardize the most precious truths about the Lord Jesus’ identity, which could adversely affect the salvation of souls for his own personal gain. John Hagee is a blazing false teacher, whose ministry continues to flourish, irrespective of his false teachings about the Lord Jesus. Very few professing Christians are moved by truth in our apostate day. [The same can be said about the popularity of false prophet Benny Hinn!]
John Hagee Teaches
I’m delighted to present my latest book, “In Defense of Israel.” This book will expose the sins of the fathers in the vicious abuse of the Jewish people. “In Defense of Israel” will shake Christian theology. It Scripturally proves that the Jewish people, as a whole, did not reject Jesus as Messiah. It will also prove that Jesus did not come to Earth to be the Messiah. It will prove that there was a Calvary conspiracy between Rome, the high priest and Herod to execute Jesus as an insurrectionist too dangerous to live. Since Jesus refused by word and deed to claim to be the Messiah, how can the Jews be blamed for rejecting what was never offered?…
For John Hagee to say Jesus refused by word and deed to claim to be the Messiah is boldly antithetical to Bible truth, but that is his teaching! The Bible is explicitly clear in revealing John Hagee’s deadly poisonous teachings.
Jesus Verbally Identified Himself As Messiah (the Christ)
The woman said, “I know that Messiah” (called Christ) “is coming. When he comes, he will explain everything to us.” Then Jesus declared, “I who speak to you am he.” (John 4:25,26)
But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer. Again the high priest asked him, “Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed One?” “I am,” said Jesus. “And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” (Mark 14:61,62)
Simon Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by man, but by my Father in heaven.” Then he warned his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Christ. (Mat 16:16,17,20)
He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself. (Luke 24:25-27)
For many will come in my name, claiming, “I am the Christ,” and will deceive many. (Mat 24:5)
And they began to accuse him, saying, “We have found this man subverting our nation. He opposes payment of taxes to Caesar and claims to be Christ, a king.” So Pilate asked Jesus, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied. (Luke 23:2,3)
Jesus Is Messiah in Deed
The Jews gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father’s name speak for me” (John 10:24,25)
But if I do it, even though you do not believe me, believe the miracles, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me, and I in the Father. (John 10:38)
Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; or at least believe on the evidence of the miracles themselves. (John 14:11)
If I had not done among them what no one else did, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have seen these miracles, and yet they have hated both me and my Father. (John 15:24)
Peter corroborates with this:
Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. (Acts 2:22)
Jesus specifically came into the world, as he stated here:
“You are a king, then!” said Pilate. Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.” (John 18:37)
Part of the truth Jesus testified to was his own identity as Messiah, yet John Hagee denies this! Jesus also came to earth for multiple other important reasons too.
Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ. (Acts 2:36)
Unlike John Hagee The Lord’s Disciples Blamed The Jews
John Hagee says: “...how can the Jews be blamed for rejecting what was never offered?” NOTE: The Lord’s disciples believed they could be rightly blamed!
You stiff-necked people, with uncircumcised hearts and ears! You are just like your fathers: You always resist the Holy Spirit! Was there ever a prophet your fathers did not persecute? They even killed those who predicted the coming of the Righteous One. And now you have betrayed and murdered him— (Acts 7:51,52)
Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: “We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles.” (Acts 13:46)
Then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. He is “the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone.” (Acts 4:10,11)
Was John Hagee Confusing The Issue
If John Hagee was trying to confuse the meaning of Messiah (or Christ) to only a future position when Jesus would take on the throne of David during the millennium, he is also disproven by Holy Writ. The following were written before Jesus’ millennium reign:
Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist–he denies the Father and the Son. (1 John 2:22)
Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. (2 John 1:7)
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. (1 John 4:14)
Again, the context of those passages is before Jesus reigns on the throne of David. John Hagee is exposed as teaching falsely about Jesus’ own personal claims about himself! Shocking! Saints, BEWARE of John Hagee and warn others.